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Lenny Yajima

Lenny Yajima will become the president of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, effective Oct. 1. She succeeds Ed Hawkins, who is retiring from the position after eight years. Yajima was president and executive director of...

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Consul General of Japan Toyoei Shigeeda recognized University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa American Studies Professor Dr. Dennis Ogawa with a special commendation in a ceremony at the Consul General’s residence on April 23. The...
Ken Kakesako (center) with Stevenson principal Linell Dilwith (far left), DOE complex area superintendent for Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Ruth Silberstein, Noelani teacher Katherine Nakamura, and representatives of the Milken Foundation and Hawaii USA FCU. (Photo courtesy DOE)

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Stevenson Middle School teacher Ken Kakesako was selected Hawai‘i’s Milken Teacher of Promise Award by the National Milken Educators of Hawai‘i. Kakesako is currently in his third year of teaching science at Stevenson. The award annually recognizes a teacher who demonstrates excellence in the field and the highest qualities of a professional educator during their....

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Central Pacific bank recently announced the following promotions. Glenn Imai has been promoted to vice president and credit officer of retail and small business credit delivery. He is responsible for overseeing underwriting for small business...

Ed Hawkins Receives Imperial Decoration

ED HAWKINS RECEIVES IMPERIAL DECORATION Edwin P. Hawkins Jr., who retired recently as president of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation and the Ehime Maru Memorial Association, received the Order...
Photo of Troy Hashimoto

Herald Salutes – Troy Hashimoto

Gov. David Ige appointed Troy Hashimoto to the Maui House seat previously occupied by former Rep. Joe Souki. Hashimoto’s appointment was effective immediately. Hashimoto has served as executive assistant to Maui County Council Chair Mike White since 2011. He was also chair of Maui County’s Democratic Party from 2013 to 2017. “Troy will bring energy....

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr.

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. was recently nominated to the post of commander of U.S. Forces in the Pacific. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Harris, who has served as commander of the U.S....
The talented students in the Kaimukï Middle School Symphonic Winds on stage at the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts at Butler University with their director Susan Ochi-Onishi (far left). (Photos courtesy Susan Ochi-Onishi)

Herald Salutes – Students in the Kaimukï Middle School Symphonic Winds, directed by Susan...

Students in the Kaimukï Middle School Symphonic Winds, directed by Susan Ochi-Onishi, performed to four standing ovations in the 28th annual Music for All National Festival in March in Indianapolis, Ind. The Music for All National Festival showcases America’s finest high school and middle school music ensembles and student musicians. It spotlights outstanding music-making and....

Sanford Saito

Sanford Saito has been appointed deputy commissioner and captive insurance administrator for the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Insurance Division. Saito had been serving in the position in an acting capacity. “Sanford is...

Capt. Wade Ishimoto

Retired U.S. Army Capt. Wade Ishimoto has been inducted as a “Distinguished Member” of the Special Forces Regiment. Ishimoto, a vice president of the Japanese American Veterans Association, is the sole living inductee into...

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